Reunion

Reunion

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Synopsis: David Ray killed eight students and then turned the gun on himself. He thought the shooting and suicide would fix his world. It didn't. The massacre threw Tanner Khan and the other survivors into chaos. Twenty years later, Tanner and his fellow classmates reluctantly agree to hold a reunion to lay the past to rest. Although they suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, they come back to their hometown and reunite in the defunct school building. Old flames are rekindled, fears are ignited, and their lives are about to explode in a whirlwind of memories, haunted by the spirit of David Ray. Once they're inside the school, they discover that a dark entity has joined them. It has come to collect a debt, long overdue, and someone has to pay. Will Tanner and his classmates overcome their fears, putting the pieces of their lives back together, or will they be consumed by their worst nightmare? *REUNION is a supernatural thriller that digs deep into the world of school shootings, bullying, and the long-term effects post-traumatic stress disorder. This multi-genre thriller has, at times, elements of the supernatural, horror, romance, and certainly suspense, without disregard for the trauma that many survivors deal with the rest of their lives. Early reviews: "Jeff Bennington cuts right to the heart of darkness and evil in REUNION. Don't plan on getting any sleep once you start reading." - Joe Moore, international bestselling co-author of THE 731 LEGACY and THE GRAIL CONSPIRACY "Reunion tackles a controversial subject with dramatic insight and grace." - Bestselling author & Bram Stoker nominee, Scott Nicholson, author of The Red Church "When I started reading Reunion I was shocked by the quality of writing. Natural dialogue, good flow, interesting story, and efficient prose it's all in there! This book draws you in quickly and doesn't let go." - Neal Hock, Bookhound's Den "The malevolent entity in REUNION typifies the dark side of the paranormal. Jeff Bennington's new thriller is haunting my dreams." - Michael Clark, Executive Producer of Ghost Guys and Ghost Guys LIVE.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Nexgate Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0615450865
  • 9780615450865
  • 2,130,355

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1 5% (68)

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Jeff kindly sent me this book for reviewing and I am still in awe with it, it was so good. The characters are amazing because they seem so real, as none of them are perfect (far from it actually) David Ray was a haunted young man, who while I hated him for what he did, I also found myself feeling very sorry for what he had suffered. As for Tanner, Maria, Lana, Noah, Nick, Bryan and Kate, well we get to see how they are coping with seeing their friends dying infront of them, 20 years later and the thing is that they all cope in different ways. Allthough this book is purely fiction, I think it partly does show people what happens when someone goes through a traumatizing experience and how everyone deals with it in different ways. And it also has paranormal parts in it which are perfectly integrated into the book, and in the end someone leaves us with an well known dilema. And lastly allthough not a horror story it was quite scary in some points and has you gripping onto the pages of the book or in my case gripping the sides of the computer, dying (not literally of course) to read what's going to happen next. I give this book 5 outt of 5 and I can't wait to read what Jeff writes next.show more
by Nathiel Gold
Let me begin by saying that I can't do this book justice in the short amount of space that is THE REVIEW. The concepts presented here were too breath-taking, the characters too realistic, and the supernatural elements just the right touch of creepy, heart-pounding, other-worldly thrill ride. BUT I can tell you a bit about my experience that was my reading of REUNION. David Ray and the school shooting - David Ray, the school shooter, is one of those characters I had a really hard time putting my feelings together for. I would despise him one moment and then the story would reveal something more about him and I'd feel really sorry for him. It went back and forth like that for the whole entire book. I don't know why I think this is a good thing, but I do. Probably something to do with complex characters that make you think outside my comfort zone. As for the school shooting - it was so disturbing! I know any book about a school shooting would make me feel this way. But it's more than just the idea here, it's the writing too. It felt really cold and really calculated. I'm not sure how to describe what I was feeling here, except that if you've seen the movie Elephant, it was kind of like that. Succinct and to the point. Then on top of that you have all these XXX's in handwritten font every time there is a break in the writing and there were chills running down my spine. The other characters - First of all, they were all just so darn likeable. Of course, each of them have their flaws, but I just wanted to love them all the same. I felt like I could really connect with each and every one of the characters. They all had something fresh and interesting to say. They all experienced the same thing as kids in the school shooting, but of course, all in different ways. And each of them had to deal with that experience in their own way too. I think this is what I really got out of the book as a whole. The life of a school shooting victim 20 years later would likely all depend not just on how close they were to those who died or where they were in relation to the shooter, but also on what was going on in their life at the time of the shooting. What were their dreams and hopes? Who did they love? What was their attitude on life and relationships in general? And I think this is why it was so easy for me to relate to all of them. Because it's not necessarily about the characters themselves, but the experience. And I think it's quite easy to relate to that breaking point in your life where something happens that just changes everything. At least, that's what I thought. The supernatural thrill - No doubt about it, this book was thrilling! I loved the supernatural elements to the story. It kept me guessing, wondering if everything happening was REALLY happening or if maybe this was all just PTSD rearing it's ugly head. And if it was all REAL, then wow, I NEEDED to know how it was all going to turn out. I was going to say it was "on the edge of your seat" material, but seriously, I kept ending up on the floor reading BESIDE my couch. The couch was too much of a distraction, whispering in my ear to "just relax" when all I wanted to do was to read as fast as I possibly could. In short: If you're remotely interested in thrillers, if you're remotely interested in supernatural stories, if you'd love to see more stories about how victims cope with issues in the long term. If anything I said above interests you at all, I highly recommend this book to you!show more
by Erika Dlugokecki
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